Working from home could be a long-term situation for some people, but one Caribbean island is looking to make it a whole lot more glamorous.
In fact, you could ditch the home office/desk set up and work from the incredible sandy beaches instead!
The island of Anguilla has launched a new visa specifically aimed for remote workers, or ‘digital nomads’, meaning you can do your job while living on the island for up to a year.
The offer is for both solo travellers or those who want to bring their family along.
The idea is that you can continue to work ‘as normal’, but once your 9-5 shift is done, you’ll be able to make the most of the island’s picture-perfect white sand beaches and swim-friendly waters.
Or of course you could set up your office in a beachfront villa so you don’t miss out on those views, or choose to work from the charming villages nestled across the island.
There’s heaps to explore too including offshore cays, mangrove swamps, old salt ponds and over 100 restaurants and bars serving up some seriously delicious local fare.
No wonder the island has been a hit with celebrities including Harry Styles, Adele, and Beyoncé.
Applications for the new temporary visa have already opened on the Anguilla Tourist Board, with a choice of stays for up to three months, or up to a year.
For solo travellers, prices are approximately £749 for three-month visas, or £1,498 for 12-month visas.
For a family of four, prices are approximately £1,123 for three-month visas, or £2,247 for 12-month visas.
It’s worth noting that this fee includes a work permit, as well as two Covid-19 tests per person. Anyone who is successful and moves to the island will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Anguilla isn’t the only island to be offering a scheme of this nature during the pandemic.
Barbados announced a similar visa last week, allowing visitors to work remotely from the island for a year, while Bermuda is also offering new visas for remote workers and students.
At the time of writing, there are travel restrictions in place to Anguilla due to the pandemic. Before planning or booking a trip, you should check the latest FCDO advice for Anguilla.